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Hanley Ramirez not in the Dodgers’ Saturday lineup

Aug 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

Hanley Ramirez AP

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Brewers, a day after exiting in the first inning after one at-bat. Miguel Rojas will get the start in Ramirez’s stead, batting eighth.

Ramirez experienced tightness in his right side while taking batting practice prior to last night’s game. In his first-inning at-bat against Kyle Lohse, he swung twice and missed, but was able to work a six-pitch walk. He reportedly underwent an MRI on his side earlier today, but results are not yet known.

Ramirez, 30, has battled a litany of injuries this season including a thumb contusion, a calf strain, shoulder inflammation, and now his right side. When he has been healthy enough to play, Ramirez has been productive, owning a .277/.367/.455 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI.

  1. youngosays - Aug 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    we need him healthy in order to get to that world series

  2. baberuthslegs - Aug 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    How will all these injuries affect his free agency? Seems like they have to have an adverse affect on what amount teams offer him.

  3. ch0psuey - Aug 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Glassman Cometh’ , glassman leavith’

  4. spg3081 - Aug 9, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Hanley being Hanley

    I know, boo hiss lame!

    I didn’t want to post it but it wouldn’t go away once I thought of it. I had to make the voice stop somehow…and now the voice is saying “that’s a lame joke – what a loser.” My inner voice must be a woman because I just can’t win.

  5. rcali - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Hopefully the Dodgers are smart enough to let him walk. He just can’t produce the way he is paid and expected to. He’s an average SS with better than average stats…..not even close to what he needs to do to get the salary he’ll be asking for. Let the Yankees, Tigers, or Angels continue to be the suckers.

    • yahmule - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      If they wanted to retain him, he would be signed by now.

  6. El Pollo Loco - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    The dodgers would be wise to let him walk this offseason.Hes turning into an injury machine and besides you have Alexander Van Gogh…I mean Guerrero waiting to be called up

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